|Years:||1881 1882 1883 – 1884 – 1885 1886 1887|
Significant events from 1884.
- 2nd - Ground was broken on both Owen Hall and Wylie Hall at the same time
- 19th - A defective flue starts a fire in the old Matthews homestead located on a hill west of the family's stone mill. Several men are killed when an iron pot full of blasting materials explodes.
Maxwell Avenue is named in honor of David H. Maxwell.
S. C. Curry opens a carpenter, cabinet and repair shop one door west of National Hotel.
- Indiana University president Lemuel Moss is forced to resign due to immoral conduct with Kate Graydon, a teacher at the university.
- David Starr Jordan becomes the 7th President of Indiana University
- A fire swept through Grant Street and destroyed the Showers Brothers Furniture business